Using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to Enable a Policy as Code Solution

Nelson, the director of operations of a large manufacturing company, told me that he has a highly leveraged staff. That is, most of the work on the company’s critical cloud project is being done by consultants and vendors, and not by their team members. Unfortunately, much of the staff’s time is spent making sure that Read more about Using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to Enable a Policy as Code Solution[…]

When localhost isn’t what it seems in Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2

With Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2  and the advent of automation execution environments, some behaviors are now different for. This blog explains the use case around using localhost and options for sharing data and persistent data storage, for VM-based Ansible Automation Platform 2  deployments. With Ansible Automation Platform 2  and its containerised execution environments, Read more about When localhost isn’t what it seems in Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2[…]

Taking Automation to the Next Level: Using Ansible + GitOps to Manage the Lifecycle of a Containerized Application

One of the great advantages of combining GitOps with Ansible is that you get to streamline the automation delivery and the lifecycle of a containerized application. With the abilities of GitOps we get to: Standardize configurations of our applications. Inherit the benefits of version control of our configurations. Easily track changes of the configuration settings Read more about Taking Automation to the Next Level: Using Ansible + GitOps to Manage the Lifecycle of a Containerized Application[…]

What’s new: network automation with ansible.netcommon 3.0.0

With the recent release of the ansible.netcommon Collection version 3.0.0, we have promoted two features as standard: libssh transport and import_modules. These features provide increased performance and resiliency for your network automation. These two features, which have been available since July 2020 (libssh) and March 2021 (import_modules), are now turned on by default for playbooks Read more about What’s new: network automation with ansible.netcommon 3.0.0[…]

Digitally signing Ansible Content Collections using private automation hub

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform can manage and execute automation made from many different origins, coming from Red Hat product teams, ISV partners, community and private contributors. Here is a typical makeup of an automation play that is launched from automation controller: A job template is executed by automation controller and is a playbook. The Read more about Digitally signing Ansible Content Collections using private automation hub[…]

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure – Network Access – blog #2

Thank you to Hicham Mourad and Scott Harwell for co-authoring this blog. Introduction In this blog series, we will continue discussing the deployment of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure. The first blog covered the deployment process as well as how to access a Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure deployment that was Read more about Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure – Network Access – blog #2[…]

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure – Network Access – blog #1

Thank you to Hicham Mourad and Scott Harwell for co-authoring this blog. Introduction In this blog series we will discuss the deployment of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure, specifically focusing on the deployment access types and what that means for accessing Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure after deployment completion.   Read more about Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure – Network Access – blog #1[…]

Inside Ansible Automation Platform’s Automation Services Catalog

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.2 introduces a technical preview of automation services catalog.  Automation services catalog was first developed in the cloud at console.redhat.com, with capabilities for fast, agile development and feature release. Over time, Red Hat continually adapted features  to meet customer requirements and incorporate their feedback. As customers became more familiar with Read more about Inside Ansible Automation Platform’s Automation Services Catalog[…]

What’s new in Ansible Automation Platform 2.2

  The Ansible product team at Red Hat is thrilled to announce the general availability of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.2, which includes numerous features and bug fixes that further solidify Ansible Automation Platform as the de facto enterprise IT automation solution for developers to operations teams in data centers, clouds, and at the Read more about What’s new in Ansible Automation Platform 2.2[…]